Interactive Digs

August 30, 2023

Archanes 2023: Weeks 6–7

This year’s excavation of Archanes Palace is completed (Fig.1). At Space 36 and 37, a polythyron and most of the part of the Minoan Hall has been uncovered (Fig.2). At the west side of Space 37, a separator made of clay has also been found. These new finds, combined with the other constructions made of clay and the delicate entrances between the rooms (Fig.3), indicate the impressive architecture of this building. More micrographic vessels (Fig.4) have been found at the northeast side of Space 36 and fragments of wall painting with vivid colors of the Aegean Bronze Age style at Space 34.